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    As the government spending has gone "out of control," Rep. Tony Gonzalez, R-Texas, told "Fox Report" Saturday that Republican lawmakers are pushing for a bipartisan infrastructure bill. REP. TONY GONZALEZ: I mean, what a deal. Only 1 trillion instead of 6 trillion? I mean, one, the spending has gotten really out of control. I would...
    Increased support among senators for an infrastructure package introduced by centrist lawmakers and talks between President BidenJoe BidenObama: Ensuring democracy 'continues to work effectively' keeps me 'up at night' New Jersey landlords prohibited from asking potential tenants about criminal records Overnight Defense: Pentagon pulling some air defense assets from Middle East | Dems introduce resolution...
    (CNN)The incredible pictures of a depleted Lake Mead, on the California-Nevada border, illustrate the effects of drought brought on by climate change.Later this year, the US government will almost certainly declare the first-ever water shortage along the Colorado River. Maps show more than a quarter of the US is in "exceptional drought," underscoring the scope...
    Senate Democrats are seeking to slip an amnesty for potentially millions of illegal aliens into an infrastructure deal and lobbying President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris to support such a maneuver. According to the Miami Herald, Sen. Bob Menendez (D-NJ) is urging Harris to get behind a plan by Senate Democrats that would...
    More On: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez AOC praises mayoral contender Maya Wiley, touts her left-wing cred in new ad Here’s whom Pelosi tapped for new House inequality committee Adams maintains solid lead in latest mayoral poll as Yang moves back up to 2nd Letters to the Editor — June 15, 2021 Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) claimed...
    FORT WORTH (CBSDFW.COM) – Short supplies of steel and concrete are starting to impact major infrastructure projects in North Texas, forcing project schedule changes as managers try to avoid long delays. Rooted in some of the same pandemic production slowdowns affecting homebuilding, contractors have struggled to find supplies of light poles, traffic light signal arms...
    PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — On Monday, Kamala Harris will make her first visit to Pittsburgh as vice president. During her visit, she is expected to shift her focus to President Joe Biden’s expanded child tax credit and the American Jobs Plan, which the president announced in Pittsburgh last March. READ MORE: Route 28 Construction Project Could...
    The White House has reiterated its opposition to raising the gas tax in a new statement issued Friday as lawmakers negotiate an infrastructure proposal.  The Biden administration indicated that it considers raising the gas tax, including indexing it to inflation, a tax on lower- and middle-income Americans.  “The President has been clear throughout these negotiations:...
    Progressive "Squad" leader Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., said in an interview that bipartisan deals "tend to underserve" already underserved communities and prioritize "corporate interests." Ocasio-Cortez appeared alongside her fellow House colleague Rep. Seth Moulton, D-Mass., in a Thursday interview in which she was asked about her concerns about a potential bipartisan infrastructure deal with a...
    Centrists have gained leverage in the Senate battle over an infrastructure package after 11 more senators backed a $974 billion infrastructure framework. Twenty-one senators in all are supporting the proposal, which is much smaller than what the White House and liberals prefer. The group includes 11 Republicans, 9 Democrats and an independent who caucuses with...
    President Biden's list of 16 key infrastructure entities that are "off-limits" to Russian cyberattacks has effectively given the Russians a green light to target everything not on that list without facing serious repercussions, national security experts and senior Republicans tell Fox News.  Russian cybercriminals are believed to be behind a pair of recent cyberattacks targeting...
    Senate Democrats and Socialist Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) are designing a $6 trillion fallback infrastructure plan for reconciliation if the $1.2 trillion bipartisan plan fails. “Senate Democrats are weighing spending as much as $6 trillion on their own infrastructure package if the chamber’s bipartisan talks fail, according to two sources familiar with the matter,” Politico...
    The Senate confirmed Chris Inglis as the first White House cybersecurity director on Thursday, on the heels of President Biden’s summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin and sharp concerns over a recent spate of cyber attacks on U.S. infrastructure.  Inglis formerly served as National Security Agency (NSA) deputy director.  The Senate confirmed Inglis through a...
    There are now 21 senators—11 Republicans and 10 Democrats—who have signed onto a "framework" for an infrastructure bill, while at the same time Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and Senate Budget Chair Bernie Sanders are prepping a budget reconciliation package upwards of $6 trillion. The bipartisan framework is still a moving target, still with funding mechanisms...
    Rep. Donald Payne, D-N.J., appeared to be oblivious to the fact that his camera was on during a virtual House of Representatives hearing on Thursday. Rep. Beth Van Duyne, R-Texas, posted a video of Payne getting up from his computer wearing a T-shirt and what appeared to be boxers. Payne lingered in front of the...
    Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy Pelosi Pelosi says she's giving Senate more time on Jan. 6 commission Ocasio-Cortez, Gillibrand and Moulton call for more high-speed rail funding in infrastructure package Pelosi picks Democrats for special panel tackling inequality MORE (D-Calif.) said Thursday that she opposes an increase in the gas tax as a way to pay for...
    Whether you call it a “can of worms” or “spaghetti junction,” the Twin Ports Interchange in Duluth is on its way to becoming a little less tangled. In Duluth, the 1,569-mile long Interstate 35 comes to its northern endpoint, an unceremonious four-way intersection, but not before it bisects Duluth’s downtown in a jumble of off-ramps...
    Senate Majority Leader Charles SchumerChuck SchumerSenate panel unanimously advances key Biden cyber nominees Overnight Energy: Schumer to trigger reconciliation process Wednesday | Bipartisan bill would ban 'forever chemicals' in cosmetics | Biden admin eyes step toward Trump-era proposal for uranium reserve GOP senator: I want to make Biden a 'one-half-term president' MORE (D-N.Y.) will meet...
    Eleven Republican senators said Wednesday that they have agreed to an infrastructure deal crafted by a group of 20 senators from both parties, meaning that the Senate could advance a measure without resorting to the reconciliation process, which would have enabled the bill to pass without any Republican votes, if all the Democrats voted for...
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    Details emerged early Thursday about the nearly $1 trillion infrastructure compromise in the works by a bipartisan group of 21 senators that calls for $580 billion in new spending. The group includes 11 Republicans and the framework's endorsement is seen as a significant development in negotiations while President Biden was in Geneva meeting with Russian...
    WEBSITES for some of the biggest US airlines have crashed just hours after Joe Biden and Vladimir Putin discussed ending cyberattacks. The websites for Southwest, United, Delta and American Airlines have all gone down, according to Down Detector. 1The biggest US airline sites have crashed just hours after Joe Biden and Vladimir Putin discussed ending...
    (CNN)President Joe Biden now turns to a puzzle almost as thankless as negotiating with Vladimir Putin -- pushing his stalled agenda through a deadlocked Congress.Air Force One delivered Biden back to Washington after his talks with the Russian President that capped his European tour. He now gets to wrestle with the limits of a 50-50...
    If only we had pictures of the rioters, social media posts in which they bragged about their intentions, televised proof of who asked them to be there, and their personal ties to militia and other domestic extremist groups we could get to the bottom of—oooh. Right. In the news today: President Biden had his first...
    President Joe Biden said Wednesday he gave Russian President Vladimir Putin a list of places he considered critical infrastructure in the United States, warning Russians not to attack them. “I gave them a list. If I’m not mistaken, I don’t have it in front of me, 16 specific entities,” Biden said. “Sixteen defined as critical...
    A bipartisan infrastructure panel picked up new support Wednesday even as the group struggled to agree on how to pay for the plan. Five Republicans, four Democrats, and an independent who caucuses with Democrats added their names to the group of 10 bipartisan senators working on a final deal that would spend $974 billion...
    Twenty U.S. senators, including ten Republicans, agreed to support President Joe Biden’s infrastructure plan Wednesday amid widespread GOP opposition. Ten GOP senators, along with one Independent and nine Democratic colleagues, expressed their support for Biden’s infrastructure plan, known as the “American Jobs Plan,” in order to improve “America’s critical infrastructure challenges” in a joint statement. “We...
    Ten Republican senators said Wednesday that they have agreed to an infrastructure deal crafted by a group of 20 senators from both parties, meaning that the Senate could advance a measure without resorting to the reconciliation process, which would allow the bill to pass without any Republican votes.  But it is unclear whether the measure...
    Senator Mitt Romney, a Republican from Utah, arrives to a luncheon on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday, June 16, 2021.Sarah Silbiger | Bloomberg | Getty Images Ten Republican senators support a bipartisan infrastructure framework, enough for a potential bill to get through the chamber if all skeptical Democrats back it. In a statement...
    Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer began the process of passing key parts of President Joe Biden’s infrastructure bill with a simple majority, even as bipartisan talks continue and a group of select senators announced their agreement on a basic legislative framework. Schumer met with the 11 Democrats on the Senate Rules Committee Wednesday, where they...
    A group of 10 more senators announced support Wednesday for a $974 billion, five-year bipartisan infrastructure framework unveiled last week, giving the proposal a crucial political boost in the nick of time. Republican Sens. Richard BurrRichard Mauze BurrPast criticism of Trump becomes potent weapon in GOP primaries Trump endorsement shakes up GOP Senate primary in...
    (CNN)Despite having announced a deal last week on an infrastructure package, members of the bipartisan Senate group and members of leadership argue there is still significant work to do in order to turn the infrastructure framework into legislation."They have tried hard to come up with something structurally that accommodates the imperatives of both Republicans and...
    The Congressional Progressive Caucus has doubled down on the need for a multitrillion-dollar comprehensive infrastructure plan and warned that a pared-down bipartisan package with Republicans would likely not have their support. Rep. Pramila Jayapal, chair of the liberal House caucus, said progressives want a $6 trillion to $10 trillion plan – far more than the...
    OAKLAND — The Alameda County Board of Supervisors may have thrown a wrench into the Oakland A’s plan to build a waterfront ballpark by declaring it’s not ready to accept a funding plan that the team says is key to making the project happen. Following a long and contentious meeting Tuesday, the supervisors said...
    JOE Biden warned Russia to end cyberattacks on "off limits" infrastructure after Joe Putin claimed the "US is behind most hacks." Biden also said they will have additional talks on the pursuit of criminals carrying out ransomware attacks. 1The pair agreed to further discussions about cyberattacksCredit: AP Biden told reporters in Geneva that 16 types...
    President Joe Biden told reporters Wednesday he gave Russian President Vladimir Putin a list of 16 critical infrastructure "entities" that must be "off-limits" to cyberattacks and hinted at major retaliation from the United States should Russia allow continued malign activity in the sphere. Biden, speaking ahead of his press conference following a slate of bilateral...
    (CNN)Sen. Joe Manchin, a key Democratic swing vote, would not commit on Wednesday to backing an infrastructure package along straight party lines, rebuffing a demand made by liberals who want to ensure he will be on board with a broader bill passed without Republican support if they support his bipartisan proposal."It should not be conditional,"...
    Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC) demanded Wednesday the Democrats stop playing political “games” with infrastructure negotiations, which could result in legislation being resolved by reconciliation. “Our nation’s infrastructure isn’t something to play politics with. If we can’t even agree on what infrastructure is, what can we agree on? It’s time for Senate Democrats to stop with...
    Sen. Joe ManchinJoe ManchinProgressives rave over Harrison's start at DNC US, EU pledge to work together on climate amid reported dissension on coal Senate to hold hearing on DC statehood bill MORE (D-W.Va.) on Wednesday said he will not guarantee he'll support a fast-track process for a sweeping infrastructure package, rejecting a key demand by progressive...
    Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer announced Tuesday that Senate Democrats are fully prepared to go it alone on a bold infrastructure plan that addresses climate change. That's the essence of what he announced, anyway, when he said that he was "convening a meeting with all 11 Democratic members of the Senate Budget Committee regarding a...
    Sen. Kirsten GillibrandKirsten GillibrandCosmetic chemicals need a makeover Overnight Defense: Austin and Milley talk budget, Afghanistan, sexual assault and more at wide-ranging Senate hearing Top general: Military justice overhaul proposed by Gillibrand 'requires some detailed study' MORE (D-N.Y.) and Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-CortezAlexandria Ocasio-CortezProgressives rave over Harrison's start at DNC Wray suggests limits on FBI social...
    Senate Republicans Tuesday showed preliminary support for a bipartisan infrastructure framework that a small group of lawmakers is drafting, but liberal lawmakers dismissed the proposal as far too narrow and cheap to address the nation's needs. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell told reporters after a closed-door meeting with GOP lawmakers that he is “listening...
    Democrats in Congress are moving ahead with the budget reconciliation process that will allow them to move "everything" in President Biden's agenda through Congress while circumventing a GOP filibuster if bipartisan negotiations don't come together — or even if they do.  "So, we are proceeding now as to reconciliation instructions, we're assuming right now that...
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    Democratic tensions over infrastructure and the Biden agenda showed signs of boiling over Tuesday as one progressive lawmaker after another blasted a bipartisan framework negotiated by centrists in both parties. The scaled-down agreement backed by a bipartisan group of 10 senators appears on life support days after it was announced, with progressives pressuring the White...
    By: KDKA-TV News Staff PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – Today, the City of Pittsburgh plans to take its first steps to help curb pedestrian accidents. READ MORE: Pittsburgh Says ShotSpotter System Is Paying Off Pittsburgh’s Department of Mobility and Infrastructure will roll out its “Pedestrian Safety Action Plan.” Census data has shown that Pittsburgh has...
    Elizabeth Warren, Jeff Merkley, and Sherrod Brown are starting the throw their weight around, too. Senate Democrats, particularly the liberals, have tired of the game that President Joe Biden and their colleagues Joe Manchin and Kyrsten Sinema have been indulging in with Senate Republicans. They want the bold infrastructure package promised by Biden, and they...
    Republican Sen. John BarrassoJohn Anthony BarrassoBiden land management pick faces GOP scrutiny over decades-old tree spiking case Senate passes long-delayed China bill OVERNIGHT ENERGY: Biden ends infrastructure talks with key Republican | Colonial Pipeline CEO grilled over ransomware attack | Texas gov signs bills to improve power grid after winter storm MORE (Wyo.) last week...